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Brewed by The Australian Hotel and Brewery
Style: Saison
Rouse Hill, Australia
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crafted with both French and Belgian yeasts, this magnificently delicate beer packs a hefty punch of white pepper,clove and citrus.

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4.3
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2017
DOC: 12/13/16

2015 BJCP Category: 25B Saison

AROMA: Bright clean citrusy aroma, especially lemon. Subtle peppercorn in the background, but not a spicy nose per se. Perfume/floral yeast esters. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale yellow hue; extremely cloudy. Huge white soapy foam. Retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Mild sweetness upfront likely due to oxidation, but is quickly obscured by a peppery, hoppy, estery palette. Lemon and orange citrus peel and pink/white peppercorn flavors are quite assertive. Dry underlying bitterness throughout. Soft malt base with moderate wheaty presence. Dry, peppery aftertaste with minor alcohol warmth. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with high cabornation. Very crisp, tart, effervescent. Minor alcohol warmth and brief spicy aftertaste. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Impressive and to-spec for the style. Not quite a classic but close. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 43/50

3.5
cmacklin (1413) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2017
375ml can. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a huge, fluffy, long lasting, white head that leaves plenty of lace. Sweet aroma of lemon, orange, biscuit malt, cloves, yeast and light floral. Sweet flavour of lemon, grapefruit, biscuit malt and pepper in a dry, tart, bitter grass finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
colui72 (1185) - HONG KONG - MAR 13, 2017
Hazy straw, big frothy head, sticky lacing. Strong aroma of lemon and yeast funk. High carbonation that can be clearly felt, some lemony tartness, malts, yeast funk, citrus hops. Saison has never been my favourite style but this is a very enjoyable ale. Nice.

3.4
reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2017
375ml can pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild spice, lemon, some hints of yeast funk and grains. Taste is a mild lemon tartness with a malty sweetness with a spicy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation. Overall, a very mild lemon for the style, otherwise a good brew and recommended.

3.4
Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2016
355mL can from Booze Bud. BB 18/12/2016 Good looking Saison - hazy apricot beer, big fluffy white head drops into a dense inch cap of cream. Moderate aroma - doughy, cereally, white pepper, clove, minerals, & floral spice. Dry body, moderate weight, well attenuated almost chalky texture bolstered by plenty of carbonation & bitterness. More spice driven on the palate - dried herbs, white pepper,woody spice, hay & grains. Firm bitterness for style, drying possible a hint of booze on finish. Nice beer, quite punchy flavours yet still quite authentic overall.

3
mcberko (20255) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at the Australian Brewery, pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse yeast and light biscuity malt. Flavour is rather dull, with earthy biscuity notes and farmhouse yeast. Not especially effervescent or dynamic, but clean enough. Decent.

3.3
fletchfighters (1623) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2016
355 ML red bull looking can Pours all head. Once settled, bright white head, hazy straw yellow. Head does last a long time. Better with the amount of head this had. Nose is clove, spice, nutmeg, and orange. not nearly as funky as needs to be. taste is quite bitter. Good hop kick with clove, and spices. Very assertive. A little more farmhouse funk in the back. Good amount of spice and lingering citrus hop bitterness to finish. not bad. A little better than the La Sirene stuff have had. More drinkable than though.

3.5
beer-yum (2005) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2016
Restrained funky floral aroma in a yellow gold pour. Reasonable local (Oz) example of the style that lacks the subtle complexity of the foreign masters (aka. Dupont).

3.7
floydian1 (1524) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 22, 2016
A very commendable Aussie Saison that approaches La Sirene for yeasty complexity and mouthfeel. From a 355ml can it pours hazy dark yellow with a fluffy lasting white head. Nose has straw, blue cheese, dry peppers, cloves, lemony citrus, some almost vanilla notes. Taste is dry and bittersweet with a spicy tangy finish. Palate is spritely and medium bodied.

3.6
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2016
can from warners at the bay. clear golden with a lingering foamy head; aroma of musk, surfboard wax, earthy spice and some green grass; more bitterness than expected for the style, some alcohol showing but in a pleasantly mellow way; a decent rendition of a style that australian brewers have tended to struggle with


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